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{Disarmed} Re: Sea Power

  • Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [iris-photos] Sea Power
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@cox.net
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:09:43 -0400

Beth  --  SEA POWER was planted here a year ago in July.  It did not bloom this spring, but has two increases and looks healthy.  As to cutting back leaves, I wouldn't do so unless they are really unsightly or diseased.  The leaves provide nutrition.   In fact, in this region some growers bring newly-dug rhizomes to sales with the full fans attached untrimmed, and they are then planted that way immediately.   I follow this practice.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: Beth Adams
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:08 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Sea Power

Does anyone have this in their garden ??
I planted it yesterday and am worried about how vigorous it will be (I find that many of the ones I find most beautiful are fussy growers while others are like weeds).
OH - and another cultivation question.  I have always cut back the leaves just about now (along with all the other perrenials that are browning back) , but was told last year not to do that..... what are your thoughts about this??

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